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Amanda Palmer on Taylor Swift and Dealing With Internet Negativity

Amanda Palmer is known for her crazy antics as the leader of the Dresden Dolls and the Grand Theft Orchestra. But Palmer started her career doing something a little more stationary. She worked as a living statue, painted all in white, wearing a wedding dress and giving people flowers.

In her time as a street performer, she learned valuable lessons that she later applied to her music career, which became a popular TED Talk she gave last year. Now, she's back with a brand new book called The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help.

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